Lecture Notes

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Unit One: Introduction to Planning Traditions and Dilemmas - Prof. de Souza Briggs
L1 Course Overview, What is Planning, Learning from Theory and from Context (Cases) Rebuilding Los Angeles: A public-private-nonprofit partnership.

"Effective Teamwork." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
W1 Part One: Required Workshop on Professional Communication "A Briefing on Briefings." - Prof. Abbanat and Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Workshop Introduction (PDF)
L2 Major Planning Traditions and Global Influences RLA re-analyzed + scoping the field of planning as a global concern, planning traditions.

"Planning Traditions." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
L3 From Traditions to Dilemmas Core dilemmas of the field (and course).

"Planning Dilemmas." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
W2 Part Two: Required Workshop on Professional Communication
Unit Two: (Case 1) Public Housing Redevelopment in Boston - Prof. Vale
L4 Case Introduction: Expert vs. Indigenous Knowledge; Power and Limits of Physical Design; Planning in Diverse Contexts (Race and Class) Housing the poor: Public housing redevelopment in Boston.

"Boston: Developing and Redeveloping Public Housing." - Prof. Vale (PDF - 4.5 MB)

Case Background (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
R1 Review Session - Same Classroom, Remaining Reviews TA's extend discussion of the case, assignment
L5 Case Discussion (cont.) Study Questions (PDF)
L6 Student Briefings
R2 Review Session TA's extend discussion of the case, assignment.
L7 Revisiting Planning Theory and Action Discussion of planning traditions and dilemmas in light of the case unit just completed.

"Revisiting the Field." - Prof. Vale (PDF - 1.2 MB)

"Debriefing the briefings: Public Housing Redevelopment." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
Unit Three: (Case 2) Development and Mobilization - Narmada in India - Prof. Rajagopal
L8 Case Introduction: Planning from Above vs. Planning from Below (Social Mobilization); Planning in a Global/Transnational Age; Planning Politics "Development and Mobilization: Narmada in India." - Prof. Rajagopal (PDF)

Case Background (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
S1 Required Film on Narmada: Multiple Screenings
L9 Case Discussion (cont.) Study Questions (PDF)
R3 Review Session TA's extend discussion of the case, assignment.
L10 Student Briefings
L11 Revisiting Planning Theory and Action Discussion of planning traditions and dilemmas in light of the case unit just completed.

"Revisiting the Field: Planning from 'above' and 'below'." - Prof. Rajagopal and Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
Unit Four: (Case 3) The Growth Machine and the Public Interest - Reinventing the Anacostia Waterfront in Washington, DC - Andrew Altman, MCP '88
L12 Case Introduction: Comprehensiveness vs. Incrementalism; The City as Growth Machine; Power and Limits of Physical Design

Guest Lecturer: Andrew Altman, MCP '88
The Growth Machine and the Public: Reinventing the Anacostia Waterfront in Washington, DC. (PDF)

Altman, Andrew. "Washington, D.C." Presented to the Urban Age Mexico City Conference. Urban Age, New York, NY, February 2006. (PDF - 2.6 MB)

Study Questions (PDF)
L13 Case Discussion (cont.) "Community Economic Development" - Prof. Seidman (PDF)

Economics Review - Prof. Levy (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
R4 Review Session TA's extend discussion of the case, assignment.
L14 Student Briefings
L15 Revisiting Planning Theory and Action Discussion of planning traditions and dilemmas in light of the case unit just completed.

Study Questions (PDF)
Unit Five: Stakeholders, Agreements, and Planners in the Middle
L16 Negotiation and Facilitation: Stakeholder Analyses, Conflict and Consensus, Interested Parties vs. Neutrals Introduction to concepts, planning as mediation and decision-making process design.

Role play instructions and prep materials distributed.

"Introduction to Negotiation and Dispute Resolution." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
S2 Out-of-class Negotiation Exercise, In Assigned Groups
L17 Debrief Negotiation Exercise Discussion of negotiation and its application to our three cases + practice in the field.

"Negotiation and Coalition Building Skills." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
Unit Six: Human Diversity and Cities of Tomorrow
L18 Cities of Tomorrow, your Role and your Education Cities of difference, revisiting the case for planning.

"Planning and Human Diversity: Lessons from History and the World We Know Today." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
L19 Course Review Review of themes, final exam is discussed.

"Course Review." - Prof. de Souza Briggs (PDF)

Study Questions (PDF)
L20 Final Exam